|Ari Greenberg 21July2010 - Yiddish Book Center|
Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin ...
Keywords: Jewish Environmentalism; Adamah; Yiddish in Leftist Circles; Studying Yiddish; Jewish Identity; Jewish Denominationalism; Jewish Communities; Theatre; Acting; Religion; Marxist-Zionism; Israel; Yiddish
|Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
|David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
|Rivka Augenfeld 11July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Rivka Augenfeld, native Yiddish speaker and active member of the Montreal Jewish community, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 11, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rivka Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July, 11, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Politics and political movements; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Rivka Augenfeld; unions; Bund; Holocaust; immigration; childhood; poetry; literature; translation; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Lithuania; Avrom Sutzkever; partisans; education; Chaim-Leib Fox; Khayim-Leyb Fuchs; Montreal; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Warsaw; Poland; Litvak; Varshe; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish accents; FPO; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; United Partisans Organization; Real Gymnazie; Leon Trotsky; hasidism; Isaac Deutscher; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Russia; Kovne; ghetto; Great Depression; Vilne Ghetto; Chiune Sugihara; Soviet; Palestine; Austria; Gratz; zionism; Israel; 1970s; library; theatre; DP camp; Displaced Persons camp; 1950s; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Camp Hemshekh; summer camps; Shmerke Kaczerginski; Arbeter Ring; Avrom Reyzen; Rochel Korn; Meylekh Ravitch